Pattern Dress: BCBG. Purple Vest: Express. Tights: Vera Wang. Purple Suede Ruffle Booties: Dollhouse. Handbag: NY & Co.
Working with your your wardrobe often takes a bit of time and thought, but it is well worth it! I’m a firm believer in closet clean-outs, but I also think that you can make unworkable pieces work if you just think about them a bit differently.
I love this sleeveless BCBG dress and bought it for a great deal from Macy’s, however the armholes are a bit big for me. Eventually, I’ll take the dress to the seamstress to be fixed, but in the meantime I’m able to “make it work” and find that I can wear it best by layering a cardigan over it (and today – a vest as well!).
This brown sweater is actually quite small for me (I’m convinced it shrunk…). I can still button it, and it probably looks okay, but it’s just not comfortable that way so I don’t typically wear it like a regular buttoned up cardigan. To “make it work” I keep it semi-closed with my dress belt, but otherwise leave it unbuttoned. Wha-la! My stomach can breath :)
Lastly, my new ruffle booties fall into the “making it work” category not because something is wrong with them, but simply because they were not initially the purple booties I was craving. I actually found 2 pair of purple booties that I absolutely adored, but both pair were over $100… Since I’ve recently made some larger home purchases and since it’s nearing the holiday shopping time – I just couldn’t justify the spend. Low and behold, I found these purple puppies for $35 @ DSW!!! They are almost as fabulous as the others I had fallen in love with, and are much easier on my pocketbook. Now there’s making it work!